Covid-19 Update
Sparks Street Business Improvement Area Events Postponement

APRIL 07, 2020


Despite our best hopes, the reality of the current situation with Covid-19 and the Provincial State of Emergency requires the Sparks Street BIA (SSBIA) to postpone all scheduled events until further notice.


This postponement includes the 2020 editions of Poutinefest on Sparks and the Ottawa Ribfest which will no longer fall on their original dates. We are optimistic that we will be able to reschedule them later this year.


SSBIA is committed to working closely with its partners, including the City of Ottawa, Ottawa Festivals, Ottawa Tourism, Ottawa Coalition of BIAs, and Ottawa Public Health during these uncertain times.


Adapting with the current, ever-evolving situation, SSBIA continues to optimistically plan, adjust, and remain ready to implement as much of our programming as possible once we emerge from this pandemic. We look forward to animating Ottawa’s downtown core when it is safe to do so.


Let’s all do our part for our city; stay home, stay healthy and please support local business.


Please direct any inquiries to


100 Sparks Street, Suite 200  

Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5B7

Tel: 613-230-0984


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